Robin Hood is relentless in ensuring our donors' dollars go as far as they can to combat poverty in New York City
Yes, we take chances by striving for high-impact interventions. But in every case, we make sure our grantees are making the biggest impact possible on the lives of New York's neediest. In 2015, Robin Hood program officers went on more than 1,600 site visits.
Money alone is never the answer. That is why we provide more than just dollars to our grantees.
Beyond financial support, Robin Hood offers grantees expertise in board member recruitment, real estate, strategy, leadership training, finance, and marketing, all of which help strengthen an organization’s ability to successfully serve its community. In 2015, we provided nearly $1 million in assistance to 34 grantees.
Capital Grant Initiative
Operating in New York City often proves to be a formidable challenge for grantees. Leasing, buying, or renovating a space is expensive and fraught with risk, but the right environment can increase the number of individuals a grantee serves and boost their effectiveness. Robin Hood offers our nonprofit partners financial and technical support for their space needs. In 2015, Robin Hood provided five grantees $1.1 million to lease, renovate, and furnish more than 45,000 square feet of space.
Intellectual capital, like investment dollars, help nonprofits navigate the operational complexities their organizations face. Boards of directors play a key role in providing strategic oversight and guidance, ensuring organizations are well-run and well-positioned. Robin Hood connects talented individuals with the organizations we fund. If you are interested in learning more about board placement, please contact Sarah Najarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robin Hood provides support early and often, partnering with the highest-quality providers in New York's poorest neighborhoods to give children the best start possible.Read
Robin Hood's top priority in education is ensuring low-income students, at-risk of not finishing high school, graduate ready to succeed in college and career.Read
Robin Hood targets the most vulnerable young New Yorkers, connecting them with opportunities to turn their lives around and build a future with promise.Read
Jobs & Economy
Jobs & Economy
Robin Hood helps unemployed and underemployed adults achieve self-sufficiency and financial independence by funding groups that train and place New Yorkers in jobs, provide access to credit and banking services, of offer financial counseling.Read
Rather than forcing New Yorkers to traverse the city in a piecemeal process to obtain help, Single Stop offers a "one-stop shop."Read
Our focus is three-fold. We help residents fight eviction. We help move shelter residents and those living on the streets into permanent housing. And, we're partnering with private developers and the City of New York to increase the quantity and quality of affordable housing and supportive housing.Read
To address immediate needs and ensure New Yorkers aren't going hungry, Robin Hood invests in large emergency food distributors that provide food to over 1,000 sites across the city.Read
Robin Hood partners with more than a dozen of the city's top nonprofit legal aid groups to ensure those struggling to get by have access to free, high quality legal services.Read
At Robin Hood, our approach is two-fold: making sure low-income New Yorkers, many of whom are uninsured, have access to primary care and helping those with chronic diseases treat and manage their conditions.Read
Robin Hood seeks innovative ways to augment our core grant making portfolio, from leveraging promising technology to encouraging data-driven research to helping proven organizations expand beyond the borders of New York City.Read